Anuj Bhutani is quickly emerging as a versatile composer, having written for the concert stage, dance, and film. In 2020 alone, he won 1st prize in Cerddorion Vocal Ensemble’s Emerging Composer Competition, and his works were selected for the SCI National Conference, New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, and the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival’s New Music Workshop at the Yale School of Music.
In 2019, after being selected as a winner of the Happy Composer Commissioning Project, he was commissioned by Inversion Ensemble and his choral work “your little voice”, the 2nd in a 3-part cycle of works that use poems by e.e. cummings to create an intertextual narrative, was premiered on February 29, 2020. As a choral singer himself, he performed under the baton of Eric Whitacre at DCINY’s “The Music of Eric Whitacre” at Carnegie Hall in 2018. Anuj is also currently scoring the independent feature film “Addict Named Hal”, directed by Lane Michael Stanley.
He is currently pursuing bachelor’s degrees in both composition and music theory at the University of North Texas. He received an Undergraduate Research fellowship (2019-2020) to study and write about the musical process/glitch in the music of David Lang under the guidance of Dr. David-Bard Schwarz. He also serves as the Undergraduate Vice President of UNT Composer’s Forum. His primary composition teachers have included Andrew May, Sungji Hong, Drew Schnurr, and UNT Composer-in-Residence Bruce Broughton. He also holds a BA in Psychology from UT Austin, where he graduated with High Honors and a Presidential scholarship in 2015.